Not the first time…

This was not the first time we dropped by here

Pelicana Sibu

In fact, we’ve been here a number of times already and my girl has been here a few times more on her own as she loves the chicken very much and would feel like going for it once in a while, either eating there or buying it to take away and enjoying it at home.

These lines in their Christmas decor from the song, “Silver Bells”…

Pelicana Christmas

…reminded me of Remuera in Auckland, New Zealand where each shop had a line of a Christmas song and we would get the complete lyrics eventually if we walked around the vicinity…but it sure looked like the people here got the lines the wrong way round or maybe, we’re supposed to sing it bottoms up? LOL!!!

Now, this was the cute Good Fortune cat…

Good Fortune Cat

…they had there. I always thought that’s Japanese and I am not very sure but it seems that the Koreans have their Maneki-Neko as well.

They used to have their menu on those television screens above the counter…

K-pop

…but now, you get to see video clips of your favourite K-pop stars singing and dancing away. Well, I would not mind that one bit if only they would turn down the music a little. My girl frowned and said, “You’re not going to complain that the music is too loud, are you?” Gee!!! That girl knows me so well and could read my mind like the back of her hand and of course, I most certainly would want to do that. Are those workers deaf or what? Or maybe they are imagining themselves partying away with those Korean hunks at some Korean disco or club? I told the girl who took our orders to turn down the volume…and she said yes but obviously once she had left our table, she just conveniently forgot about it. Tsk! Tsk!

They had some new items on their menu including their nasi lemak (RM9.90, with a drumstick)…

Pelicana nasi lemak

Perhaps that is for people coming in a group and there is that odd one out that is not really into Korean cuisine and would prefer something local instead? Ok…ok…I know what you’re all thinking and I must say that you are all absolutely right! LOL!!!

This is their regular Peli-crunchy original…

Chicken

…which is anytime better than the Colonel’s but we loved it a lot with the yellow sauce that came with it. Too bad there wasn’t any for the nasi lemak…and we did not bother to ask. If we had done that, perhaps they would give it to us, I wouldn’t know.

The egg was nicely done…

Egg

…but fried using the ring, not really my favourite when it comes to fried eggs…and eekkkkk!!!! They did not remove the heads and insides of the ikan bilis (dried anchovies)…

Ikan bilis

…as well, just like the ones here and those no-class-at-all stalls in the coffee shops, unlike the ones here. The sambal was good, not spicy but I thought it tasted pretty good.

On the whole, I quite enjoyed it and I liked it a lot more than their kimchi fried rice (RM11.90)…

Pelicana kimchi fried rice

…that, for reasons unknown, took a long time coming and while we were waiting for it, we were served this complementary pickled seaweed…

Pelicana pickled seaweed

…that I thought was pretty nice and this…

Pelicana kimchi

…which I did not touch. Hehehehehe!!!! The ladies thought the fried rice was all right and I did try a bit but it was way too strong on the kimchi taste so let’s just say that it wasn’t really my favourite.

I liked the spicy Yangnyeom original that we had before but my girl prefers their charcoal barbecued version so that was what we had (RM16.90 for 8 pieces)…

Pelicana charcol BBQ chicken

…and yes, I would agree with her that this version was very nice too.

The total came up to RM50.30 and I would say that all in all, it was a delightful lunch…and as long as my girl loved it very much and it made her happy, I would be happy too! Papa sayang bah!